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Archive for January 30th, 2013

  • Mayo vies for public money for Minnesota expansion

    January 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated photo, shows the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic, Minnesota’s largest private employer, pressed state lawmakers Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 to commit more than $500 million toward an ambitious development project tied to the renowned medical...

  • NM could lose millions of US education funding

    January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Millions of dollars of federal money for special-education programs in New Mexico is at risk because the state hasn’t met all of Washington’s requirements to qualify for the funding. Public Education Department officials...

  • NM teen hit, killed by passenger train

    January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has been hit and killed by a passenger train in Bernalillo. Bernalillo Police Chief Julian Gonzales says the teen was crossing the tracks at the south end of town when he was hit. Gonzales says the...

  • Senate OKs liability limits for space companies

    January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to help New Mexico attract commercial space travel companies is speeding through the Legislature. The Senate unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday to protect spacecraft manufacturers along with their parts suppliers...

  • Men plead guilty in 3-state cellphone scheme

    January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say three California men have pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme in which high-dollar cellphones were fraudulently obtained from retail stores in three states and then resold for profit. U.S. Attorney...

  • Lawmakers propose to elect some university regents

    January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voters could elect some members of the governing boards of New Mexico’s largest universities under a legislative proposal that supporters say will lessen the influence of politics over higher education. Two constitutional...

  • Fugitive wanted in NM gun case captured in NY

    January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Los Lunas police say the last person wanted in connection with the Christmas Day burglary of six guns from a local Wal-Mart has been captured by federal authorities in New York. Los Lunas Police Chief Roy Melnick says Gary Wilson was...

  • NM panel shelves bill against enforcing gun laws

    January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico House committee split along party lines as it shelved a bill to prohibit enforcement of federal gun laws in the state. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/WeG2kk ) reports that the Consumer and Public Affairs...

  • WNMU ‘Chicano music’ project seeking theme song

    January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A Western New Mexico University project aimed at producing a documentary on Chicano music in Grant County is searching for a theme song. The project announced this week that it has launched a singer/songwriter competition to select...

  • GOP lawmakers see automatic cuts as leverage

    January 30, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., meets with reporters following a weekly Democratic strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a growing sense of...